As a reminder, on May 17, 2021, all employees with existing telework agreements should return to in-person work. All existing telework agreements will expire May 17, 2021. Employees with remote work arrangements prior to the COVID-19 pandemic may be permitted to continue with those arrangements and should consult with their supervisor, and have approval from their vice president. Employees who have medical conditions requiring an accommodation which may include telework should complete the existing process for requesting a medical accommodation through Human Resources Management.
Two task forces will be created to discuss the future of remote work at Mississippi State with considerations of the benefits and challenges of remote work associated with the continuation of high-quality services; team efficiency and effectiveness; leadership development of individual employees and teams; and supervision models. The first will be for 12-month employees, and will be initiated soon. The second will focus on 9-month faculty, and will be created at the beginning of the fall semester. Information regarding the composition of these task forces will be forthcoming soon.